Bacon and Turkey Omelette

This breakfast has so much flavor and is really quick and easy to throw together. Plus, it makes enough for two people or two meals, so it’s awesome to have if you’re busy, like me!

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  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash Original Blend
  • 3 pieces of low-sodium, steroid-free, antibiotic-free baked deli turkey, broken up
  •  4 eggs, scrambled
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch of salt

Cook the bacon to crisp in a medium skillet on medium heat. Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside.  Don’t dump out the grease! Add the vegetables to the pan (with the grease in it) and cook for 5 minutes. Add the seasonings and turkey pieces. Stir and cook for 3 minutes. Add the eggs to the pan and cook to done or about 5 minutes.

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Chipotle Egg Casserole with Red Pepper and Gouda

Eggs and vegetables are such a great start to the day. Whether you like breakfast at 8am or 11am, this casserole is the perfect fit.

Chipolte Egg Casserole is stuffed with veggies, has bacon and gouda, and is prepped and ready to pop into the oven in just minutes.

Chipotle Egg Casserole with Red Pepper and Gouda

  • 8 eggs, scrambledIMG_20180102_120551
  • 5 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup gouda cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Chipotle seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons bacon grease

Cover the bottom and sides of a 9X9 pan with the bacon grease and heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a separate bowl, whisk to scramble the eggs. Pour into the baking pan.

Add the onion, red pepper, and bacon and stir. Sprinkle in the cheese. Finish by adding the seasonings and stirring to combine. Pour into your baking dish and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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Must Try Pea Soup With Bacon

I LOVE pea soup, always have. I grew up with the stuff in a can and never looked back. That is, until I realized that canned soup is pretty much terrible for you. Too much salt and preservatives, but that taste, I just didn’t wanna give it up.

So I tried my own version and bam. Below is the recipe I created and it is so good. I couldn’t believe I nailed it on my first try but yum. Enjoy!

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Pea Soup with Bacon

  • 5 pieces bacon
  • 1 cup peas, frozen
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 25 ounces chicken stock

Brown bacon to your preferred crispiness and set aside. Add the chopped carrots, celery and onion and cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat.

In a large soup pan, add the cooked vegetables. Mix in the peas and salt, pepper and celery salt. Stir and add the chicken stock and cook for about 20 minutes on medium low heat.

Using an immersion blender or regular blender, blend soup for a couple of minutes until it is a (small) chunky liquid.

Crumble bacon and sprinkle on top.

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Christmas Sides To Satisfy Everyone: 4 Sides In Under 40 Minutes

Holiday entertaining this year? The holidays are chock full of parties, get togethers and various festivities. And the food. The FOOD!

I love party food. Party meals are fun too but can be daunting for a host or hostess. Have no fear! You decide on the main course and dessert, and leave the sides to me! These side dishes are delicious, easy and healthy too.

The first is my mashed potatoes, so good you’d never believe they’re dairy free, gluten free, vegan and paleo. Next is sweet and spicy carrots, followed by bacon and brussels and last but not least, roasted cauliflower.

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  • 3 medium sized bakers potatoes, rinsed off and chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons refined coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Boil the chopped potatoes for about 15 minutes or until you can start to stick a fork through them but they are still firm. Add in the chopped onion for the last 5 minutes or until everything is tender. Drain off the water and add the potatoes back into the pan with the remaining ingredients. Mash everything together and serve hot.

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  • 4 carrots, skinned and chopped into rounds
  • 1 cup 100% orange juice of choice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • pinch of ginger
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

In a small sauce pan on medium/high heat, simmer all the ingredients together until the juice evaporates and the carrots are soft, or about 20 minutes

 

Baked Bacon And Brussel Sprouts 

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  • 4 slices bacon, fried
  • 3 cups of brussel sprouts, ends cut off and quartered

Fry bacon on medium heat while flipping throughout, until preferred crispiness. Take bacon out and set aside. Do not drain the grease from the pan!

Cut the ends off of the brussel sprouts and then cut in quarters, or so that all the brussel pieces are about equal size. Add them into the pan you fried the bacon in and coat the brussel sprouts with the grease.

Place brussel sprouts on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes in a 375 degree oven or until they begin to brown. In the last 5 minutes, crumble the bacon on top of the brussel sprouts and mix.

Tip: When you take the bacon out, lay it on a paper towel and dab off the excess grease.

Roasted Cauliflower 

Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables, it’s so versatile and can take on different flavors and textures. In this recipe, cauliflower is mixed with garlic and olive oil and becomes almost nutty.

  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped or sliced and broken up into pieces20160504_195431
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil (to coat)

Preheat oven to about 375 degrees. Combine ingredients together in a bowl. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil (for the fastest and easiest clean up!) and spread cauliflower evenly on the baking sheet. Bake until it begins to brown on the outside or to your preferred texture- about 25 minutes.

Regulars in my house, these veggies are some of my favorites. From my kitchen to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 

Honey Maple Brushed Bacon Burger (Paleo)

This picture really does say it all. This succulent burger with maple and honey brushed bacon is just the start. Add caramelized onions and a honey maple BBQ sauce to finish it off. These burgers are a sweet and savory crowd pleaser. So good.

Honey Maple Bacon 

  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Heat bacon in a skillet over medium heat. Once you flip it, brush on the maple syrup and honey mixture. Cook the bacon, flipping and brushing to preference.

Tip: Lay strips out on parchment paper to prevent sticking!

Caramelized Onions

  • One large onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Combine in a small skillet pan over low heat for about 20 minutes or until they are softened and the liquid is thickened.burger

Burger

  • 1 pound ground beef
  •  1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

Combine everything in a bowl and form 2-3 equal sized  burger patties. Cook the burgers in the same skillet with bacon grease on medium heat. About 5 minutes on each side for medium burgers.

Tip: Poke a hole in the center of each burger pattie, almost all the way through but not quite. This prevents the burger from shriveling up and losing size!

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  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • ½ can tomato paste
  • ⅛ cup molasses
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1  cup honey
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke

Combine in a sauce pan over medium low heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bacon And Brussel Sprouts (Paleo)

You have to try these brussels sprouts. Because bacon. This recipe is a great addition to any meal of the day. With just two ingredients, Bacon And Brussels Sprouts is deliciously crispy and soon to be your favorite!

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  • 4 slices bacon, fried
  • 3 cups of brussels sprouts, ends cut off and quartered

Fry bacon on medium heat while flipping throughout, until preferred crispiness. Take bacon out and set aside. Do not drain the grease from the pan!

Cut the ends off of the brussels sprouts and then cut in quarters, or so that all the brussels pieces are about equal size. Add them into the pan you fried the bacon in and cook the brussels sprouts with the grease.

Cook until warmed through (or a little extra if you like them crispy) and serve hot.

Tip: When you take the bacon out, lay it on a paper towel and dab off the excess grease.

Baked Bacon And Brussel Sprouts (Paleo)

You have to try these brussel sprouts,  because bacon. This recipe is a great addition to any meal of the day. With just two ingredients, Baked Bacon And Brussel Sprouts is deliciously crispy and soon to be your favorite!

Baked Bacon And Brussel Sprouts

  • 4 slices bacon, fried
  • 3 cups of brussel sprouts, ends cut off and quartered

Fry bacon on medium heat while flipping throughout, until preferred crispiness. Take bacon out and set aside. Do not drain the grease from the pan!

Cut the ends off of the brussel sprouts and then cut in quarters, or so that all the brussel pieces are about equal size. Add them into the pan you fried the bacon in and coat the brussel sprouts with the grease.

Place brussel sprouts on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until they begin to brown. In the last 5 minutes, crumble the bacon on top of the brussel sprouts and mix.

Tip: When you take the bacon out, lay it on a paper towel and dab off the excess grease.